Improve performance with the touch of a button!
It’s really that easy – with the RICA iSoftloader System. For 1999 and up models.
How It Works:The RICA iSoftloader System allows you to switch between standard ECU software and RICA performance software with the touch of a button. You can also revert back to the standard software program in minutes, whenever you wish. RICA performance software is easily downloaded over the Internet.
|Step 1: Read ECU||Step 2: Modify Software||Step 3: Program ECU|
|The first step is to tune your car is to read the original software from the ECU via the OBD2 diagnostics port. In many cases, RICA may already have an exact matching original version of software for your VIN, in which case reading the original software is not required. Once the original software is read from the ECU, it is uploaded to RICA for modification.||Once RICA receives the original software, it is modified by a qualified software engineer. A software file can take 15 - 45 minutes to prepare. Once complete, the modified software is made available for download to program the car.||The modified software is downloaded from RICA and programmed into the ECU, overwriting the original software in the ECU. After the programming is complete, the car should be test driven to ensure that it is performing correctly and that no DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) are present.|
The following chart identifies Volvo models compatible with the RICA iSoftloader System, and new crank horsepower and torque achieved with the RICA iSoftloader System:
|Model||Power (bhp) Standard||Torque (lb/ft) Standard||Power (bhp) Upgrade||Torque (lb/ft) Upgrade|
|2001-2003 V70 2.4T, AWD||197||210||235||280|
|2003-2007 V70 2.5T, AWD||208||236||245||283|
|2001-2004 V70 T5||247||243||294||310|
|2005 V70 T5||257||258||294||295|
|2001-2002 V70 XC||197||210||235||280|
|*Note: Performance figures quoted above are for vehicles equipped with a performance cat-back exhaust system and using 93 octane fuel.|
The RICA iSoftloader System is the only hand-held tuning system thats allows you to tune with custom written software for your car! We can tailor your software tune to take advantage of other performance hardware upgrades to achieve maximum performance for your car (such as a performance downpipe or exhaust, front mount intercooler, larger turbocharger, race fuel tune, etc.). Other software tune features include removal or torque limiters in 1st/2nd gears of automatic gearbox equipped cars, removal of speed/rev limiters, and high octane/race fuel specific tunes.
* Additional charges for these requests will apply. Please visit our Software Remaps page for more information.